This transcription is of Angus Chisholm’s setting on the "Early Recordings" LP. He plays it as the second of two tunes in a set of two Gmaj jigs that begins with Chisholm’s own (also popular) composition titled "Tea Gardens."
"Composed by Robert ‘Red Rob’ Mackintosh and first printed in his 1796 collection of tunes. Originally a minor-key tune, a Cape Breton ‘double-tonic’ version in G has been circulating since the 1950’s when it was recorded (under the title “Mrs. McGee”) by fiddler Angus Chisholm (Cranford). The melody remains one of the more popular of MacIntosh’s compositions on Cape Breton."
Some other recordings of this tune from Cape Breton artists include:
— Troy MacGillivray, on "Boomerang" ( https://thesession.org/recordings/702 )
— Alex Francis MacKay, on "A Lifelong Home" ( https://thesession.org/recordings/2105 )
— Buddy MacMaster, on "Cape Breton Tradition" ( https://thesession.org/recordings/2207 )
— on the Nimbus Records "Traditional Music from Cape Breton Island" recording made during the 1993 Cape Breton Island Festival at University College in Cork ( https://thesession.org/recordings/1080 ) – For this track, the inimitable Hilda Chiasson plays piano for an all-star "Cape Breton Symphony" consisting of fiddlers Jerry Holland, Dougie MacDonald, Howie MacDonald, Dave MacIsaac, Carl MacKenzie, Buddy MacMaster, Natalie MacMaster, John Morris Rankin, and Brenda Stubbert.
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